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Milepost 10: The Church's Rewards

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Milepost 10: The Church's Rewards

Primary References: Revelation 4:4

The New Testament lists three rewards for the church and each are mentioned in the letter to the church of Laodicea:

1. Clothing: white raiment and crowns

2. Riches: gold, silver, and precious stones

3. Dominions: geographical area and people to rule

Immediately following the rapture, twenty-four elders, representing the righteous (including the just retrieved church), wear the first of these rewards. Sometime between the rapture of Revelation 4:1-2 and the elder's appearance here before God's throne, the righteous have received the first of the three rewards, clothing. The other two rewards are not mentioned but many people believe that Jesus also gives the riches rewards and, perhaps, the dominions rewards at the same time. Revelation suggests another possibility where Jesus separately awards the last two at the start of the great tribulation (riches) and in the transition period for His millennial reign (dominions).

The fundamental difference between raiment and crowns is the difference between necessities of life and abundant blessings. Raiment is one of 1 Timothy 6:8's necessities. Without it, guests attempting to attend the Lamb's marriage supper are cast out of heaven and into hell (Matthew 22:11-13), demonstrating that proper raiment is probably more important in heaven than on earth. Crowns complete the royal ensemble but are for only the most deserving